CWS: Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry
Author: Stewart Brown, Ian McDonald
Published: September 1992
Format: Paperback 256 pages
Level: Age 11 and older
West Indians write poetry as well as they play cricket, proclaims Ian McDonald, co-editor of this anthology. Capturing the richness and colour of the Caribbean, The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry features poets as diverse as Derek Walcott, Kendel Hippolyte, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, Martin Carter, David Dabydeen and Merle Collins.
Editors Stewart Brown and Ian McDonald (author of The Humming-Bird Tree) have brought together the best poetry being written in English in the Caribbean today, together with outstanding examples of the work of earlier, established Caribbean poets.
The new generation of women writing in the Caribbean is also well represented. This anthology is essential reading for all students of Caribbean poetry, and is easily accessible for new readers.